Cinco de Mayo: Celebrating Stereotypes

Friday is Cinco de Mayo! It’s about this.. NOT this… Well…at least it’s not like this in Mexico. The May day celebration is NOT Mexico’s Independence Day.  5 Things To Know About Cinco de Mayo (VIDEO): It’s also an unfortunate tribute to Mexican stereotypes: wearing of sombreros, beating of piñatas and consumption of mass quantities…

Media Bias and the Negative Narrative 

I was invited to speak at Howard University about the lack of newsroom diversity and its negative impact on audiences at the Legal Digital Innovator Conference hosted by the Minority Counselor TV. Here’s part of my presentation: There’s a direct link between the lack of diversity in newsrooms and how it shapes the biased perceptions…

Stop The Mexicanization of U.S. Media

   Diversity and Inclusion challenges and opportunities are not exclusive to English language media. The lack of people of color in news organizations who produce and/or present content is as absent at Spanish language networks as it is at English language networks. But there’s a biased practice which sets Spanish language apart…the Mexicanization of U.S.…